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Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig in "20th Century Women."
Arts & CultureCatholic Movie Club
John Dougherty
The characters in ‘20th Century Women’ find themselves torn between embracing the new and retreating into the familiar.
Arts & CultureIdeas
Emma Cieslik
Whether in the Middle Ages or a modern Marian renaissance, how Mary looks can reflect and affirm the people she appears to.
This image shows Pope Francis conversing with a woman in an elegantly decorated room. Pope Francis, dressed in his traditional white papal attire, appears to be speaking while gesturing with his hand. The woman, wearing a black dress adorned with golden buttons and puff shoulders, is smiling warmly as she listens. Behind them, a large painting featuring a religious scene enhances the formal setting. The image has a watermark of “CBS News” in the bottom right corner.
FaithFaith and Reason
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Pope Francis’ comments are clearly far more nuanced than many initial reactions suggested.
This combination of photos shows Yahya Sinwar, head of Hamas in Gaza, in Gaza City, Wednesday, April 13, 2022, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel on Oct. 28, 2023. (AP Photo)
Politics & SocietyThe Weekly Dispatch
Kevin Clarke
While Mr. Netanyahu and Mr. Gallant do not face imminent arrest, the announcement has been perceived as a symbolic blow that deepens Israel’s international isolation because of its conduct of the war in Gaza.
FaithPodcasts
Inside the Vatican
In this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” Colleen Dulle Gerard O’Connell unpack the pope’s comments and broader highlights of the interview.
FaithFaith in Focus
Jack Figge
Harrison Butker’s commencement speech at Benedictine made national headlines. But what is student life really like at this growing Catholic college?
The three Irish Government leaders from left, Minister Eamon Ryan, Taoiseach Simon Harris and Tanaiste Micheal Martin speak to the media during a press conference outside the Government Buildings, in Dublin, Ireland, on May 22, 2024. European Union countries Spain and Ireland as well as Norway on Wednesday announced dates for recognizing Palestine as a state. (Damien Storan/PA via AP)
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Kevin Hargaden
Palestinians face a much stronger neighbor who apparently can occupy territory with impunity. Irish people, with a strong cultural memory of British rule, have a visceral reaction to such a situation, he suggests.
Illustration of young woman sitting cross-legged and meditating, while people in a circle around her converse and look at their phones.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
LuElla D'Amico
Let us cultivate universities and workplaces where the contemplative life is valued, where introverts and extroverts alike can thrive, and where every person can feel recognized.
FaithScripture Reflections
Carol Zuegner
A Reflection for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, by Carol Zuegner
FaithScripture Reflections
Colleen Dulle
A Reflection for Thursday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, by Colleen Dulle
FaithScripture Reflections
Ashley McKinless
A Reflection for Wednesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, by Ashley McKinless
FaithScripture Reflections
Joe Hoover, S.J.
A Reflection for Tuesday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, by Joe Hoover, S.J.
FaithScripture Reflections
Cecilia González-Andrieu
A Reflection for Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time, by Cecilia González-Andrieu
FaithNews
Carol Glatz - Catholic News Service
Pope Francis formally recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Carlo Acutis, a 15-year-old Italian teenager whose birth in 1991 will make him the first “millennial” to become a saint.
FaithThe Good Word
Terrance Klein
A Homily for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, by Father Terrance Klein
Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee in ‘Cabaret’ at the Kit Kat Club at the August Wilson Theatre (photo: Marc Brenner)
Arts & CultureTheater
Rob Weinert-Kendt
The complicity of ordinary Germans in the Holocaust is the central subject of two shows now running in New York City.
FaithThe Word
May 26, 2024, The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: What is the right relationship between the three persons of the Trinity? It remains a mystery. Even so, this Sunday’s readings offer insights that can help us encounter the mystery and give it relevance.
At center: Republican U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson sits beside Democratic President Joe Biden during the annual National Prayer Breakfast at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Feb. 1, 2024. (OSV News photo/Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Bill McCormick, S.J.
Your enemies are children of God—and that includes the presidential candidate you can’t stand and his supporters.
FaithScripture Reflections
Heather Trotta
A Reflection for Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time, by Heather Trotta
FaithSpeeches
Pope Francis
“Brothers and sisters, humility is everything. It is what saves us from the Evil One,” Pope Francis said at today’s general audience, concluding his cycle of catechesis on virtue.